How to make homemade CBD

Making homemade CBD oil is a great way to have control over the quality of the ingredients and ensure that it is free of harmful chemicals. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make your own CBD oil at home:

  1. Decarboxylation: The first step in making CBD oil is to decarboxylate the hemp flower. This process activates the CBD and makes it more effective. To decarboxylate the hemp, place it in an oven-safe dish and bake it at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes.

  2. Infusion: Once the hemp is decarboxylated, it is ready to be infused into oil. You can use any type of carrier oil, such as coconut oil, olive oil or MCT oil, but coconut oil is the most popular choice as it has a high saturated fat content, which helps to extract more CBD.

  3. Mix the decarboxylated hemp with the carrier oil in a heatproof bowl.

  4. Simmer: Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure that the water doesn't touch the bowl. This is called a double boiler and it will allow the oil and hemp to heat at a low and steady temperature.

  5. Keep the mixture simmering for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.

  6. Strain the hemp from the oil using a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer.

  7. Once the oil has cooled, store it in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid in a cool, dark place.

Note: The final CBD concentration in your oil depends on the strength and quality of your starting materials. Also, if you want to increase the bioavailability of the CBD and make it more easily absorbable by the body, you can add some terpenes or essential oils from your choice after straining the hemp.

It is important to note that while making your own CBD oil can be an easy and cost-effective option, It's also important to be aware of the legal and safety guidelines when it comes to using CBD products, especially if you are planning to sell them commercially.